Reception, KS1 & KS2 Sessions

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Significant Local People

We can adapt this session for older or younger children
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We can also offer sessions for KS1 and KS2 on significant local individuals. These include:

Charles James Fox: A famous local resident who campaigned for American Independence, the French Revolution and the abolition of slavery.

Albert Smith: A 19th century author and mountaineer.He wrote a play about his ascent of Mont Blanc, which was on stage for six years and helped popularize mountain climbing in Victorian England. He also wrote a play about the famous Chertsey legend of Blanche Heriot.

Queen Henrietta Maria: Queen of Charles I of England and daughter of Henry IV of France. Charles I granted the manor of Chertsey to Henrietta Maria.

Abraham Cowley: A leading 17th century poet, who lived in Chertsey later in his life.


Option 1

In School (1 - 1.5 hours)

Cost: £50 one session; £80 two sessions; £105 three sessions on same day

Cost listed for 2020/2021 academic year
Additional £10 booking fee applies to non-members
Mileage charge applies for schools 10+ miles from Chertsey

Maximum 32 children


Option 2

In the Museum (1.5-2 hours)

Chance to explore the museum

Cost: £65 one session; £85 two sessions on same day

Cost listed for 2020/2021 academic year
Additional £10 booking fee applies to non-members

Maximum 32 children

Booking Sessions

Initial Enquiry

Please complete the enquiry form as the initial stage of booking a session at school or at the museum. If you would rather discuss your requirements with the Education Officer, or would like to join our schools membership scheme, please telephone on 01932 565764, or email  [email protected]

Sessions at the Museum

Please note that for sessions at the museum we recommend that you visit before bringing your group so that you can familiarlise yourself with the facilities, although a risk assessment is sent with all booking conformations. Lunch is eaten in the education room, or in the museum garden if the weather permits. The museum has 2 unisex public toilets, one of which is adapted for wheelchair use and the museum has flat access throughout. Your group can use the museum shop, or if you prefer, pre-arranged "goody bags" can be ordered, details of which will be sent with your booking confirmation.

Sessions at School

Our session deliverer will aim to arrive at school at least 15 minutes before the start of the session. Some of the sessions we offer involve the transportation of a large number of artefacts and props so if a parking space near to the venue can be reserved that would be extremely helpful. Please notify us if there is not flat access to the classroom where the session is to take place.